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411 MMA Rankings 10.02.19: Heavyweight Division – Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic, More

October 1, 2019 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Heavyweight Division


1) Stipe Miocic (19-3)

Birthday: August 19, 1982

Height: 6’4

Weight: 245

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem – September 10, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: According to Stipe’s agent, the heavyweight champion is on the mend due to eye pokes from Daniel Cormier back in August. Miocic is out of action for the rest of 2019 due to a retina injury.



2) Daniel Cormier (22-2, 1 NC)

Birthday: March 20, 1979

Height: 5’9

Weight: 239

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 230 – November 3, 2018

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Jon Jones – No Contest (originally a loss via TKO) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Cormier has said he has one fight left in him and it’s a trilogy with Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight championship. With Stipe out until 2020, odds are such a fight won’t happen until sometime between March and May. Publicly, the former champion appears past any desire to fight Jon Jones for a third time.



3) Francis Ngannou (14-3)

Birthday: September 5, 1986

Height: 6’4

Weight: 255

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Cain Velasquez – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – February 17, 2019

– vs. Curtis Blades – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 24, 2018

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) Junior dos Santos (21-6)

Birthday: January 30, 1984

Height: 6’4

Weight: 243

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 9, 2019

– vs. Tai Tuivasa – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – December 1, 2018

– vs. Blagoi Ivanov – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – July 14, 2018

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Alexander Volkov – UFC Fight Night – November 9, 2019




5) Derrick Lewis (21-7, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 7, 1985

Height: 6’3

Weight: 260

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 9, 2019

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 230 – November 3, 2018

– vs. Alexander Volkov – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2016

– vs. Marcin Tybura – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – February 18, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Blagoy Ivanov – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019

Comment: Lewis will be back at MSG for the first time since he was choked out by Daniel Cormier last November. He’ll meet Blagoy Ivanov, a decorated grappler-turned-successful MMA heavyweight, looking to make a big leap in the UFC’s division off of Lewis’ name.




6) Alexander “Drago” Volkov (30-7)

Birthday: October 24, 1988

Height: 6’7

Weight: 235

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Fabricio Werdum – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 17, 2018

– vs. Stefan Struve – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 2, 2017

– vs. Roy Nelson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Timothy Johnson – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Junior dos Santos – UFC Fight Night – November 9, 2019

Comment: Volvo was on his way to a potential title fight last year but he ran into the grit and heart of Derrick Lewis (and his hands, can’t forget them). This past spring, he was scheduled to return to action but after he was pulled from a card, rumblings thrust the USADA spotlight on the Russian. Though there has never been any official confirmation that Volkov failed any drug test, that hasn’t stopped people from concluding he did. In any event, Volkov is scheduled to return next month in Russia against JDS.



7) Curtis Blaydes (12-2, 1 NC)

Birthday: February 18, 1991

Height: 6’4

Weight: 250

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 242 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Justin Willis – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 23, 2019

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 24, 2018

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Win via TKO (elbows) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Mark Hunt – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 221 – February 10, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



8) Alistair Overeem (45-17, 1 No Contest)

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Height: 6’5

Weight: 240

Birthday: May 17, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexey Oleynik – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – April 20, 2019

– vs. Sergey Pavlovich – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 24, 2018

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Loss via TKO (elbows) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Fabricio Werdum – Win via decision (split) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Walt Harris – UFC on ESPN – December 7, 2019



9) Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: June 7, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cheick Kongo – (No Contest – Accidental Eye Poke) – Bellator 226 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Fedor Emelianenko – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator MMA – January 26, 2019

– vs. Matt Mitrione – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 207 – October 12, 2018

– vs. King Mo Lawal – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Linton Vassell – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 186 – November 3, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment Replays of the Bader/Kongo fight proved Kongo was not poked in his eye. He was able to avoid being finished but it’s unclear if he’ll get another shot at the heavyweight champion.



10) Blagoy Ivanov (18-2, 1 NC)

Birthday: October 9, 1986

Height: 5’11

Weight: 251

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Tai Tuivasa – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Ben Rothwell – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 9, 2019

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – July 14, 2018

– vs. Caio Alencar – Win via decision (unanimous) – PFL – November 2, 2017

– vs. Shawn Jordan – Win via TKO (strikes) – WSOF 35 – March 18, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Derrick Lewis – UFC 244 – November 2, 2019



11) Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-5)

Birthday: September 2, 1981

Height: 6’3

Weight: 261

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Curtis Blaydes – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 242 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Marcin Tybura – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – April 20, 2019

– vs. Andrei Arlovski – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 15, 2018

– vs. Chase Sherman – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – November 25, 2017

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Walt Harris (13-7)

Birthday: June 10, 1983

Height: 6’5

Weight: 250

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Aleksei Oleinik – Win via KO (knee) – UFC on ESPN – July 20, 2019

– vs. Sergey Spivak – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – May 4, 2019

– vs. Andrei Arlovski – No Contest (win for Harris overturned due to banned substance) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Daniel Spitz – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 1, 2018

– vs. Mark Godbeer – Loss via DQ (illegal head kick) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Alistair Overeem – UFC on ESPN – December 7, 2019



13) Vitaly Minakov (22-1)

Birthday: February 6, 1985

Height: 6’3

Weight: 249

Currently fighting with: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Timothy Johnson – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 225 – August 24, 2019

– vs. Cheick Kongo – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 216 – February 16, 2019

– vs. Tony Johnson – Win via TKO (strikes) – Fight Nights Global – December 16, 2017

– vs. Antonio Silva – Win via KO (punches) – Fight Nights Global 68 – June 2, 2017

– vs. DJ Linderman – Win via KO (strikes) – Fight Nights Global 59 – February 23, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Javy Ayala – Bellator 232 – October 26, 2019



14) Cain Velasquez (14-3)

Birthday: July 28, 1982

Height: 6’2

Weight: 242

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Frances Ngannou – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – February 17, 2019

– vs. Travis Browne – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 200 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Fabricio Werdum – Loss via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum – June 13, 2015

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 166: Velasquez vs. JDS 3 – October 19, 2013

– vs. Antonio Silva – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2 – May 25, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Cain has one more pro wrestling date with AAA – October 13th in Inglewood, California. Following that show, he may turn his focus back to UFC, though it’s not set in stone.



15) Cheick Kongo (30-10, 1 NC)

Birthday: May 17, 1975

Height: 6’4

Weight: 223

Currently fighting with: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ryan Bader – No Contest (accidental eye poke) – Bellator 226 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Vitaly Minakov – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 216 – February 16, 2019

– vs. Timothy Johnson – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 208 – October 13, 2018

– vs. Javy Ayala – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Augusto Sakai – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 179 – May 19, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown